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Roll and Calculate is a designed to practice the addition and subtraction of positive and negative numbers. Two players take turns rolling two dice numbered 1-6 and then add or subtract the numbers based on the placement on the game board. The answer must be agreed upon before the next player takes his/her turn. This game is easily made more difficult by requiring the players to use dice numbered 5-10. It is a fun and interesting way for students to review adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers without doing a "drill and kill" activity.
Materials needed (two dice and the game board), complete directions, suggestions, and adaptations for the game as well as the Roll and Calculate game board are included in this five page handout.
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